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Mother of Merci

Mother of Merci

After her father was murdered, Nixia came to Boston from Honduras in search of a better life for her children. But she had to leave one of them behind.

In the belly of a brown-brick apartment building in Allston, a pastor with silver teeth and a thin mustache is preaching hope and miracles to a crowd of Central American migrants, but Nixia’s mind is on the 15-year-old daughter she abandoned 2,000 miles away.

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President Barack Obama’s Executive Order

On November 20th, President Barack Obama used his executive power to make what many consider some positive changes in our immigration system.

The President’s speech brought great joy and satisfaction to the 5 million undocumented immigrants who are now going to be able to receive the benefits offered by this executive order.

On this edition of Centro, WBZ’s Yadires Nova-Salcedo talks with Patricia Montes, Executive Director of “Centro Presente” a local non-profit organization which advocates for Latino immigrant rights. Tune in!

 

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Mass. not needed to shelter migrant children

Mass. not needed to shelter migrant children

US says crisis at border is easing

Massachusetts will not need to open shelters for unaccompanied children who have fled Central America, federal officials said Tuesday, ending an emotional debate that erupted two weeks ago when Governor Deval Patrick proposed bringing 1,000 young migrants to two military bases in the state.

Video

Centro Presente 2014

A video of Centro Presente’s accomplishments in 2014. Narration in Spanish.

Centro in the News

Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen

Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen

Garífunas hondureñas que se encuentran en Boston, EEUU, cuentan a El Nuevo Diario lo difícil que es vivir con este rastreador que deben llevar en sus tobillos las 24 horas del día.
Colocan grillete electrónico a indocumentados para que no se escapen

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Son wants relief for his parents, too

 

Press Release

Immigrant Communities to Obama, Congress and Senate: Do Not Take Our Vote for Granted

PRESS RELEASE 

 

Immigrant Communities to Obama, Congress and Senate: 

Do Not Take Our Vote for Granted 

Event

Centro Presente invites you to commemorate International Migrants Day

SAVE THE DATE

Centro Presente invites you to commemorate
International Migrants Day

Event Sponsor: Senator Sonia Chang Díaz

WHEN: 18 December 2014, 11:00 am
WHERE: Massachusetts State House

Video

Centro Presente 2013

Retrospective video of Centro Presente’s activities in 2013.

Radio Show mp3

Al Día Con Centro Presente- Delegación Visita Centroamerica

Our latest radio show “Al Dia con Centro Presente” about the delegation that NALACC sent to Honduras, El Salvador & Guatemala to address the child border crossings. Our Executive Director Patricia spoke about her experience in Honduras and the root causes of immigration.